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Copyright 1998 Journal Sentinel Inc.
February22, 1998 Sunday Final
SECTION: News Pg. 1
LENGTH: 1587 words
HEADLINE: Keeping a foot in the door
Catching families before they fall into homelessness
BYLINE: MARGO HUSTON
SOURCE: Journal Sentinel staff
The children get to you every time.
Tiny Briana, 4, climbs into the van and settles back on the seat, her legs straight out, shoes untied, no socks, face sad as a sunless day. She spies a stranger's smile and her face lights up like the sun.
In the seat behind Briana, her mother, Crystal Bridges, 20, is crying, wiping her tears with her hands. She described how she came up from Illinois because her sister wanted to help her find God and turn around her life. But her sister no longer will help, so Crystal called A-Call, the new hot line to prevent people from falling into homelessness. A-Call dispatched A-Street, the outreach workers in the van.
A-Call and A-Street are key parts of a new $1.6 million safety net here meant to catch families before they are forced into homeless shelters. It is the only such program nationwide, intended to demonstrate that tracking families on a database and diverting them from shelters can stabilize more of them in permanent housing.
On any given night, advocates estimate, 1,600 people are homeless; and each month, hundreds of people are turned away from the shelters because they are filled. Shelters here have beds for 850 people, but on most winter nights, all beds are filled and single women without children stay in overflow shelters in churches.
This massive reform of Milwaukee's network of loosely affiliated non-profit homeless shelters has been four years in the planning, and will take four more years to be fully operational. It is being paid for by federal money coming to the county, with much of it going to private contract agencies....
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MLA Works Cited
Huston, Margo. "Keeping a Foot in the Door: Catching Families before They Fall into Homelessness." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 22 Feb. 1998, Sunday final ed.: News 1. Lexis-Nexis Universe: General News Topics. Online. 30 Mar. 1998.
MLA Works Cited form with paragraphs numbered for citing
Huston, Margo. "Keeping a Foot in the Door: Catching Families before They Fall into Homelessness." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 22 Feb. 1998, Sunday final ed.: News 1 (37 par.). Lexis-Nexis Universe: General News Topics. Online. 30 Mar. 1998.
Huston, M. (1998, Feb. 22). Keeping a foot in the door: Catching families before they fall into homelessness. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [Online], Sunday final ed., News 1. Lexis-Nexis Universe: General News Topics [1998, Mar. 30].
APA References with paragraphs numbered for citing
Huston, M. (1998, Feb. 22). Keeping a foot in the door: Catching families before they fall into homelessness. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [Online], Sunday final ed., News 1, 37 paragraphs. Lexis-Nexis Universe: General News Topics [1998, Mar. 30].
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